Longtime Beverly caddie manager inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame
GOLF, IL (September 26, 2017) – Eddie Barr, the longtime caddie manager at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago, was posthumously inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame last month for promoting caddying and mentoring thousands of caddies over his 40-year tenure.
Barr, known as EB by many of the caddies, was honored during a ceremony Aug. 12 at Beverly, where a bronze caddie statue will remain on display in his memory. He died in 2005.
Barr’s career at Beverly stretched from the mid-1940s through the mid-1980s when his protégé, Tom Gorman, took over as the club’s caddie manager. Gorman was inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame in 2005.
“Under their tutelage, thousands upon thousands of caddies have had the privilege of spending their summers as Beverly caddies,” said Bill Kingore, Senior Vice President of Development & Strategy for the Western Golf Association and a longtime member at Beverly. “We are delighted that Eddie Barr, in recognition of his 40 years of service at the club, has joined this distinguished group.”
Administered by the Western Golf Association since 2011, The Caddie Hall of Fame highlights the tradition and importance of caddying by recognizing individuals who have devoted their lives to the game of golf through caddying or by supporting the role of caddies.
Past inductees include Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Charles “Chick” Evans, Francis Ouimet, Jim “Bones” Mackay, Steve Williams, and the Murray Brothers.